Sayed Gouda is an Egyptian poet and novelist, born in 1968 in Cairo and living in Hong Kong since 1992. He majored in Chinese language. He has three books of poetry in Arabic, and a novel in English called Once Upon a Time in Cairo. He has translated hundreds of poems from and into Arabic, Chinese, and English. Currently he is the editor of a tri-lingual literary website called Arabic Nadwah. He runs a publication house in Hong Kong mainly to publish Arabic literature translated into English and Chinese. He has participated in many international literary festivals.